Sunday, 18 December 2011

Oliver leaves London

Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular touring production of Oliver! opens this month in Cardiff. Once more I had a great day photographing new cast members at the studio. Samantha Barks is the new Nancy and Iain Fletcher will be scaring the children as Bill Sikes. Neil Morrissey and Brian Conley play Fagin at selected venues. To find out more about the tour click here.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Helen of the Antarctic

Blue Peter's daring presenter Helen Skelton is about to embark on a gruelling 500 mile trip across Antartica  to reach the South Pole for Sport Relief 2012. I shot this publicity shot just after she had completed her training in Iceland. She's s really lovely person and an inspiration to so many young people.
At this shoot I realised a lifetime ambition. Helen presented me with my very own Blue Peter badge! I shall treaure it always. To find out more about Helen's challenge and how you can support this great cause please click here.

Friday, 18 November 2011

The Great Escape


























This Sunday (November 20th) I'm rolling out the red paper for this year's vibrant portrait session. I hasten to add that this is in no way an attempt to garner print orders for Christmas. To see last year's shoot click here.

Friday, 4 November 2011

If you go down to the woods today...


A small woodland set, complete with Silver Birch and half a ton of mulch, was the setting for last weekend's Sunday Shoot. There seems to be a tree hugger in all of us. To see more from the session please click here.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Bank Job

I got to show the more acceptable face of banking in this campaign for the Co-Operative Bank.
Ageny: TBWA Manchester    Art Director: Paul Gregson  Wrangler: John Allen

Monday, 5 September 2011

Fresher's Week


Here's the first from a campaign I shot in July for Listerine Zero. Facial gymnastics courtesy of the uniquely talented and very funny Hollis Wakeema from Nevs. Art direction by Andy Smith. Agency JWT London.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Coals to Newcastle (Flowers to Columbia Road)

Five years of Sunday Shoots and this is the first time I have included flowers in a set up. For this series of 'flower' portraits I called on the unique talents of floral artist Rebecca Law (that's her in the picture top left although she really isn't that scary in real life). Rebecca is a prolific artist and teacher and is known for her  beautiful artworks in public spaces. Check her site by clicking here.
To see the Flower Portraits project click here.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

The Catalyst Club

The Catalyst Club is a pioneering venture initiated by Cancer Research UK to raise £10 million to help in the advancement of personalised cancer treatment, where a person's genetic make-up and that of their cancer are used to treat their condition. I was commissioned to photograph some of the leading scientists in the field and the selfless cancer survivors who volunteer their support. James Caan is the Catalyst Club patron.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Rupert Grint White Magic


Now appearing on buses up and down the country my calcium rich shoot with Harry Potter star and very nice man Rupert Grint. Art Directed by advertising legend John Merriman from Kindred.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Beauty


I haven't done a beauty test in an age. Must do more. This is Laura Dodd from MOT who dropped in for a high speed shoot last week. Make up by Simona vankova at Artistic Licence.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Seamus uncovered!

Had the pleasure of being interviewed by the very pleasant Suzanne Kentish for The Photography Parlour, a nicely put together photography blog aimed at professionals and keen amateurs. To read the piece and discover more about the blog, please click here.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Downton Abbey Spoof for Comic Relief





















A wonderful couple of days spent with the cast and crew of Comic Relief's hilarious take on hit period drama Downton Abbey.  Uptown Downstairs Abbey airs this Friday night as part of Red Nose Day on BBC1. To recreate the poster I had the privilege of photographing, among talented others, Harry Enfield, Jennifer Saunders, Victoria Wood, Kim Cattrall, Joanna Lumley, Tim Vine and Simon Callow. A good day to be a photographer.

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Samantha Womack


A Reader's Digest cover shoot with a very nice person, Samantha Womack. Samantha had just returned from Kibera in Kenya (Africa's largest slum) where she had been filming a fundraising documentary for Comic Relief. She had also just announced her departure from Eastenders.

The Pies have it


Four charming chaps shot for the new Ginsters campaign. Actors Gareth Farr, Keir Charles, Samual Anderson and Tom Kane piled on their best smooth and smarmy expressions to win over the ladies in their lives. Agency: Grey London. Creatives: Nick Rowland and Giles Montgomery.

Friday, 11 February 2011

Boys and Girls

A crazy day helping to launch new kids clothing brand Boys & Girls. When not on set the kids enjoyed their own freestyle shoot in one of Boothnation's booths. A great set of images from a very cool bunch of kids.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Giving it large


My hard working agents, Morgan Lockyer, have just revamped their website so that all the work can be viewed full screen. They have a hugely talented stable of photographers (present company excluded of course) so well worth a visit. Click here to see the lush site.

Monday, 31 January 2011

Erin O Conner alive and well

Supermodel Erin O'Conner spent the day at the studio in one of our booths creating the coolest of shots for her new venture 'She Died of Beauty". Teaming up with  stylist to the stars Kate Halfpenny, the talented duo have created an ethically produced range of t shirts and bags each bearing a tongue in cheek fashion statement. Click here to see the results.

The Little People


Adults tend to deal with having their portrait taken in a number of ways, the most common being; abject fear, a fixed smile, or their own version of Blue Steel.  Capturing something of their true character can at times be something of an ordeal. Children, and in particular toddlers, are a joy. Blissfully unaware of society's insistence that we must always look fabulous they are just themselves. Relaxed, bored, happy or sad, it's all good. These are just a few of the hundreds of little people it's been my privilege to photograph at the Sunday Shoots.